- Associated Press - Monday, October 12, 2015

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - The attorney of a Marshall University football player says a clerical error led to his client spending a half-day in jail.

Police arrested 21-year-old Deon-Tay McManus Sunday for failing to appear in court regarding a 2013 battery charge in Cabell County. An officer Sunday conducted a traffic stop on a car that McManus was riding in. When performing background checks on the passengers, the officer saw the warrant on McManus’ record.

McManus’ attorney, Ray Nolan says it he believes the Cabell County prosecutors motioned to dismiss the charge on Feb. 20.

Magistrate Darrell Black released McManus from jail Sunday afternoon. Black says a hearing has been scheduled for Oct. 20 to resolve the issue.

Marshall Sports Information Director Jason Corriher says McManus’ status at the university was not in jeopardy.

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